YMMV: Fred


  • Acceptable Targets:
    • Kids who need medication and have social issues. Not to mention his parents....
    • Fred himself for the entire internet. You'll rarely find someone above the age of 18 who'll admit to watching and liking him in a non-sarcastic tone.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Some actually view "Fred goes Swimming" as somewhat funny the first time.
  • Base Breaker: Any change to the original formula of Fred. The movie, the animated shorts, anything.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment:
  • Canon Sue: Fred is loved by pretty much everyone, bar a few antagonists.
    • Interestingly, in the pre-nickelodian era Fred was hated by every character, even Bertha.
    • Not to mention Marvin Marvin starring the same actor, which is basically Fred as an alien.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Fred leading his camp to victory in the third movie. Particularly the 'Loser Song' moment at the end. And unlike sever, this was not a Daydream Surprise.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: A lot of Fred fans were disappointed Fred ended up with Judy in the end and not Bertha. Incidentally there were four endings written for the movie, one of which being Fred and Bertha becoming a couple.
  • Hype Backlash: Fred is one of the most-subscribed on YouTube, but he has lots of haters. The first movie also received a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Internet Backdraft: Nickelodeon announces a TV show. Now just about every YouTube video promoting it has more dislikes than likes and the comments disabled. I wonder why.
  • Memetic Molester: Mr. Devlin. MikeJ's reaction to Devlin inviting Fred to his house ("Is Fred going to be molested?) is very accurate, as that's eerily how the scene plays.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Lampshaded and Played for Laughs in the crossover Annoying Orange: Annoying Orange vs. FRED!!!, where Fred and The Annoying Orange go head-to-head in "Pester Fest 2010." Nobody wins. Apparently they're evenly matched.
    • Film critic Mark Kermode claimed that Fred's shrieks were so unbearable that he had to stuff things in his ears in order to continue watching the film.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In recent episodes, Fred is harassed by an extremely creepy man named Claudio. In Fred Gets Kidnapped by Claudio, he is introduced by randomly breaking into Fred's house, kidnapping him, and locking him in a pet carrier, and then when Fred's mother catches Claudio, she allows him to stay because he will pay her, despite the fact that he just kidnapped and caged her son. In the next episode, Fred is Left Alone with Claudio, Fred's mother LEAVES FRED ALONE WITH HIM and Claudio continues to do more creepy and outright messed-up things to harass Fred. Brr..
  • One-Scene Wonder: John Cena's appearance in his film was pretty funny, and to most the only funny bit in the film.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Some of Fred's legit fans see him as this.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: The first two Fred movies were pretty forgettable, the third though is actually considered quite good by the fanbase. Helped that it got a few well known names attached to it.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit: It's a mystery how Fred still has 2 million subscribers despite losing his relevance so long ago, especially with the Fred channel not even being that much about Fred anymore.
  • The Woobie: Fred becomes this whenever his Hilariously Abusive Childhood veers into especially traumatic territory.